PCC’s baseball team made sure they did not miss out on the opportunity to score, as shown by their explosive offensive production. In their last two home games, the Lancers combined for a total of 19 runs at Jackie Robinson Field with an 8-5 win against Oxnard and an impressive 11-1 win against Glendale improving their record to 6-3
“Im proud of our team for how the are playing this early in the season,” head coach Pat McGee said. “We have to keep growing and getting better and with more practice and games it can continue to happen.”
The Lancers got off to a fast start against Oxnard in the second inning with base runners on second and third base, sophomore shortstop Ryan Lewis connected on a fast ball that landed in shallow center field resulting in a single and 2 RBI’s.
Leading the offensive charge for the Lancers against Oxnard, freshman center fielder Gabriel Arellano had a stellar performance, collecting 4 hits and 1 RBI in the winning effort.
“We stayed focused to the game plan and it worked out,” Arellano said. “We didn’t miss on many chances that we were given and hopefully we can continue to score at a consistent rate like we did today.”
In a rematch with the team that knocked out the Lancers of the SoCal Regional playoffs last season, the Lancers would put on an show against Glendale in which the Lancers pitching and hitting were spot on. Sophomore starting pitcher Gordon Ingebritson pitched 8 innings and allowed 5 hits and only 1 run the entire game, improving his record to 2-1 for the season as a pitcher.
The Lancers bats also stayed hot as the team would combine for 16 hits and would improve the the teams batting average to an incredible .321 for the season. The win over Glendale is the Lancers fourth game this season scoring at least 10 runs in a game.
“This was a big win for us, especially after what happened last season,” left fielder Edward Manzo said. “Gordon was in control on the mound and he was a big part in why we won today.”
The Lancers look to continue their two game winning streak as they go up against Fullerton on Tuesday February 26th at 2 p.m. at Jackie Robinson Field.
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